Oh lordly lordy... It took a few hours but I think I've fixed the things ya'll pointed out.
hmmm maybe an introduction and departure section might help us all get to know each other a bit. Also maybe a forum game section where post based games that are not Role Plays could be done. Finally I think maybe a wacky spammy area could also be of use so that stuff that has no topic or just meant to be of goofiness can go in there and not clutter up the general discussion area.
I've added a introductions/departures section where people can post if they so please. And since there's no longer any "downloads" section, it's not a requirement to post in there like on the old board.
As for forum games, they can be done in the general dicussions section, and the "spammy area" sort of fits the off-topic board.
Is it possible to make a "user submissions" area like on the previous forums? For personal artwork?
One thing I've always loved from the old baraforums was the Repository; especially the specific threads for different artists. I remember a really great Takeshi Matsu thread with links for Raw and Translated scans, and there was one for Shunpei Nakata which had plenty of links. I thought it was a great way for tracking them, like whether a new dj is posted or a broken link reuploaded, and the first post makes it easy to complete one's collection, as well as coordinating so that two future translators don't accidentally translate one dj at the same time.
As new doujins are posted at the new /dj/, a good idea would be if an artist's other works become available over time, a "database thread" could be created at a repository, though on the otherhand... artists could also easily find and report the forums this way too :'(. (Just an idea though.. lurker passing through don't mind me~ :-[)
The catalog feature of the imageboard should be what you're looking for; http://boards.barachan.org/dj/catalog.html
I've also added a 4chan-esque link on each board to the catalog section, since it was surprisingly hard to find before.
If you got any further suggestions on how to make the catalog better (at least for the DJ section) let me know.
Agree with sleeps, an Introduction and departure section are needed. All forums have it.
Oh, This forum used Envision2013?
I like this but I prefer MyBB, or PunBB
But if this what do you wanted, I'm ok with it.
Oh, the key captcha or something like that is very sick :p
Yeah, the reason I used this particular forum software (SMF) was because of the improved PM system, something people seemed to use a heck ova lot on the old board. It also got plenty of neat administrative features (like the error logs, god I love them).
The downside is that the themes are pretty meh. This one (Envision2013) was the only half-decent one I could find.
If you have any suggestions for a better theme, please let me know.
And yes, I literally had to use keycaptcha because apparently the spambots chewed through reCaptcha like it was nothing. I'm guessing they use chinese/indian slave workers to solve captchas for them now.
Along with the other boards that have been mentioned, I think you should bring Bara Literature back.
Also, I noticed that I can create topics in the News & Info board... I'm pretty sure you couldn't do that on the previous Bara News board. Just a heads-up if that is not intentional.
Added and fixed. Thanks. :)
So, is the place to post our art on the barachan image-board? Because I liked the "Drawn Bara" section of the old forums
The user submissions board should be what you're looking for. :)